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The programme

Propel@YH has been launched by Yorkshire & Humber AHSN (Academic Health Science Network) to provide innovative organisations developing digital health solutions with access to a structured course of support and advice aimed at enabling accelerated company growth and increased market presence.

This will include:

  • Masterclasses covering human-centred design, clinical safety by design, understanding procurement in the NHS and other key topics.
  • Digital innovator surgeries, a rolling programme to include pitch development with input from industry experts.
  • Access to expert partner organisations including NHS providers and commissioners, primary and secondary care organisations, academic institutions and industry representatives.
  • Developing a patient-centred, co-designed approach to your digital solution with input from patient representatives.
  • Signposting and introductions to organisations who may be able to provide financial support.
  • Other business essentials, such as expert mentoring and dedicated one-to-one support, covering topics such as marketing, legal, finance and more.

These are some of the events the 2019 cohort will get involved with:

  • How the NHS works – an introduction to the health system in England
  • Clinical safety by design – how to design in clinical safety throughout the digital development process
  • Making the grade – how to develop your digital product to meet the requirements of the NHS Digital Tools library
  • Digital by design – how to implement a human-centred design approach to developing digital products and services
  • NASSS Framework assessment clinic
  • Building the evidence base – how to develop a benefits realisation case and generate evidence that really counts
  • Understanding procurement in the NHS – find out from the experts about how procurement works in the NHS
  • Cohort-defined learning clinics

Key dates

14 January 2019
Applications open

28 February 2019
Applications close

Early March 2019
Applications review and shortlisting

17 April 2019
Interviews and pitch events for shortlisted organisations

9 May 2019
Cohort places announced at the Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network Annual Conference

10 May 2019
Programme commences

November 2019
Programme concludes